ASUU Laments Decreasing Allocation to Federal Universities
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed displeasure over cut in allocation for personnel expenditure to Federal Universities by the Federal Government.
According to the Abuja Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Prof. Suleiman Muhammed, the cut had adversely affected the union.
Muhammed said that relevant authorities like the Federal Ministry of Finance and Budget Office seemed not to understand how the university system worked.
The coordinator said it was wrong for the FGN to implement unilateral pay-cut in university workers’ salaries being a signatory to most International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions.
He expressed concern that state governments, the proprietors of state universities, were waiting to copy the FGN, adding that this could lead to breakdown in industrial harmony across all public universities.
Muhammed said that for industrial harmony within the university system, ASUU members should have their salaries and allowances paid in full and not in percentages.